The Oscars are already a “pinch me” moment for most actors.
It is therefore not surprising that the 2022 awards show has Belfast11 year old star Jude Hill “feeling very nervous and excited,” which he revealed to Laverne Cox during In live from! : Oscars. “Every morning I pinch myself,” he added. “I’m like, ‘There’s no way I’m going to the Oscars.’ But here I am, I’m 11.”
Despite his nerves, Hill turned out to be a red carpet pro, posing adorably in his dapper dark tuxedo and spilling secrets about co-star Dame Judi Dench. Specifically, Hill revealed that Dench, who played his on-screen grandmother in Belfastwas quite the prankster on set.
“Well, there were a lot of whoopee cushions,” he told Cox. “That’s what I’ll say.”
Apparently, whoopee cushions appeared in scenes thanks to Dench, and it was no secret that it was her. Hill continued, “At the end, if someone sat on a whoopee cushion, we all turned our heads to Judi Dench.”